no words on silk
- Flags - Malta & USA

WITH LOVING WISHES ACROSS THE SEA

Reference Number:- Godden Number:- Sprake Number:-
sa 1117  No Alpha Cards listed
by Godden
No Alpha Cards listed
by Sprake
 

Stevens Alpha series postcard of Stevens Hands Across the Sea, with woven flags of Malta and USA

Not recorded by John High in his unpublished list
Words:
Woven on silk:-
(there are no words woven on the silk)

Printed at top of card:-
WITH LOVING WISHES ACROSS THE SEA

Printed at bottom of card:-
 

THE "ALPHA" PUBLISHING CO. LONDON, E.C.
 
SILK WOVEN IN ENGLAND
 
Size:
card:
cm long by cm deep

silk:
cm long by cm deep

Comments:
This silk panel, and the embossed border around that silk panel are identical to the Stevens Hands Across The Sea postcard, recorded as sh840 - Malta/USA flags.

The flags of this silk are attributed as being those of Malta and the USA. Whilst the USA flag is clear, the flag identified as being of Malta has the colours reverse. The Malta flag is a white Maltese flag on a red ground.

Strictly speaking, the cross is more like an " hanseatic " cross than Maltese. The flag is very similar to " The Order of Saint Stephen " (Tuscany, Italy), and it has been noted that their flag has been mistaken for that of Malta.

Stevens also made a Hands Across The Sea card with a flag of a shipping line instead of the usual country flag, and it is possible the flag above is similarly that of a shipping company.

 

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